WHY PROMISE?

Dallas County Promise is a last-dollar scholarship that covers tuition at partner colleges and offers dedicated student supports for 2023 Dallas County high school graduates from participating campuses with options for all Texas residents!

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Steps to Become a Promise Scholar

To become a Dallas County Promise Scholar for 2023, graduates must:

Complete the Promise Path

All eligible students should complete the Promise Path to confirm interest in receiving tuition assistance, coaching, and other Promise benefits.


You’ll receive a confirmation email with your Promise ID.


*Completing the Promise Path does NOT obligate a student to participate in this program.

Apply to Colleges/Universities

Submit your applications to the Promise partner colleges or universities of your choice through GoApplyTexas.org or the partner’s website.


Please contact and confirm with the Admissions Office at your chosen college/university to confirm registration dates and that all requirements have been met.

Submit Financial Aid Documents

Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) and list the Promise partner colleges or universities you are considering.


Please contact the Financial Aid Office at your chosen college/university to confirm your FAFSA or TASFA application has been verified and all requirements have been met.

Register for Fall Courses

Complete course registration to begin classes at a Promise partner college or university for the Fall semester immediately following high school graduation.


Please contact the Admissions Office at your chosen college/university to confirm registration dates and that all requirements have been met.

IMPORTANT DATES

Keep track of these important events and deadlines for 2022-2023

September 1, 2022


Path form launches

October 1, 2022


Financial aid applications launch (FAFSA and TASFA)

January 15, 2023


Path form, admission application, and financial aid application due for:


  • - University of North Texas (Denton)
  • - Texas A&M University – Texarkana
  • - Southern Methodist University

February 1, 2023


Path form due for:


  • - Dallas College
  • - Midwestern State University
  • - Texas A&M University – Commerce
  • - Texas Woman’s University
  • - University of North Texas at Dallas
  • - University of Texas at Arlington

February 14, 2023


Admission application and financial aid application due for:


  • - University of Texas at Arlington

March 1, 2023


Admission application and financial aid application due for:


  • - Dallas College
  • - Texas A&M University – Commerce
  • - Texas Woman’s University
  • - University of North Texas at Dallas

May 31, 2023


Admission application and financial aid application due for:


  • - Midwestern State University

July 26, 2023


Enrollment deadline for ALL PARTNERS

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Our Promise to You…

Dallas County Promise helps you prepare for success in college and your career. With tuition assistance, success coaching, and advising, our Promise is to support you in earning your credentials whether in the form of a career certification, associate’s or bachelor’s degree.
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HOW HAVE WE HELPED?

Dallas County Promise is changing how we talk about college and career opportunities in classrooms, at the dining room table, and in the business community. Here's what people in the Promise community have to say!

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Learn More about How Promise Can Help You

Browse our website to learn more about how our partners in high schools, Dallas area colleges, and local businesses are working together to help you succeed, and what they need from you! You can also check our list of 69 Promise high schools in Dallas County to confirm that your school is participating.